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Easy Ninja Creami Copycat Frosty

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Making a copycat Wendy’s Frosty in the Ninja Creami only requires two simple ingredients!

This Ninja Creami copycat Frosty is a delicious treat that’s super easy to make–the perfect recipe for Ninja Creami beginners!

Now you can skip the drive-through and make your own treat at home.

overhead view of a Ninja Creami pint container filled with copycat Frosty dessert.

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There’s something just so delightful about a Wendy’s Frosty. It’s the perfect not-too-sweet treat that feels indulgent without being overly decadent.

But since the Ninja Creami makes it so easy to whip up frozen treats at home, I decided to try to make a concoction that rivaled the Frosty.

I’ve made several Ninja Creami chocolate ice creams, all of which were delicious. But none of them were quite as close to the Frosty as I wanted.

Until now, that is!

This delicious Ninja Creami copycat Frosty recipe is a super simple recipe that’s easy to make and tastes amazing!

You can serve it in scoops or let it soften even more to a soft-serve consistency.

scoops of copycat Ninja Creami Frosty served in a glass dish

Making a Chocolate Frosty in the Ninja Creami

I’ve made Ninja Creami chocolate ice cream with chocolate milk before, and that was pretty close to a Frosty.

But after making several Ninja Creami recipes with pudding mix, I decided to add a little bit of pudding mix to the chocolate milk.

That, my friend, was just the ticket! It helps to improve the texture and sweetness, making it just right.

After the initial spin, I like to Re-spin it with a tablespoon of chocolate milk to thin it out just a bit more, so it’s similar to the consistency of a Frosty.

This makes it thicker than a milkshake, but a little thinner than regular ice cream.

It has just enough chocolate flavor to taste like a Frosty, but not so much that it tastes like a deep chocolate ice cream.

If you want something with a more prominent chocolate flavor, I recommend my Ninja Creami chocolate ice cream made with pudding mix.

Ninja Creami copycat Frosty served in a pint container

How to Make a Ninja Creami Frosty

It’s incredibly easy to make this tasty treat.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Chocolate milk
  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Vanilla extract
scoops of Ninja Creami Frosty ice cream in a glass dessert cup

How to Make it:

Dissolve pudding mix. In a small mixing bowl or large liquid measuring cup, combine chocolate milk and pudding mix.

Whisk or blend with an immersion blender until the pudding is completely dissolved. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Transfer mixture to a Ninja Creami pint container, being careful not to exceed the max fill line.

two photos; one shows pudding mix in chocolate milk, the other shows the mixture blended together in a ninja creami pint container.

Freeze. Close the pint lid and transfer it to a level surface in your freezer for at least 24 hours.

Spin. Remove the pint from the freezer and take off the lid. Place the pint container into the outer bowl of the Ninja Creami, securing the outer bowl lid.

Place bowl apparatus into the Ninja Creami machine, locking it into place. Press the Lite Ice Cream button and allow the cycle to complete.

two photos; one is an overhead view of frozen ninja creami frosty base in the outer bowl, the other shows the outer bowl in the machine, with a finger pointing to the Lite Ice Cream button.

Check consistency. Remove the pint from the machine and check the texture of the ice cream.

If it appears crumbly or chunky, you can insert it back into the machine and use the Re-spin function to spin it again.

If it’s still crumbly after that, add a tablespoon of chocolate milk (or regular milk) and Re-spin once more.

It should be nice and creamy then!

two photos; one shows crumbly Ninja Creami Frosty ice cream, the other shows the ice cream after Re-spinning.

Notes and Adaptations:

  • I used regular chocolate milk, not fat free.
  • I used regular instant chocolate pudding mix, but sugar free should work fine as well if you prefer that. If you’re going to use sugar-free pudding mix, I recommend sticking with regular chocolate milk instead of low-fat or skim.
  • The vanilla extract does not give it a vanilla flavor, but simply enhances the chocolate flavor. If you don’t have any on hand, you can leave it out.
overhead view of copycat Wendy's Frosty made in the Ninja Creami, with an ice cream scoop in the pint.

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: 1 pint

Ninja Creami Copycat Frosty

overhead view of a pint of Ninja Creami copycat Frosty

If you love a Wendy's Frosty, you'll love this copycat recipe for the Ninja Creami!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate milk
  • 1 Tablespoon instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl or large liquid measuring cup, combine chocolate milk and instant chocolate pudding mix.
  2. Use a whisk or immersion blender to mix well, until all pudding mix is dissolved.
  3. Add vanilla extract and stir to incorporate.
  4. Transfer mixture to a Ninja Creami pint container and close the lid. Place pint on a level surface in your freezer for at least 24 hours.
  5. Remove pint from freezer and take off lid. Place container into the outer bowl of the Ninja Creami, securing the outer bowl lid.
  6. Place bowl apparatus into the Ninja Creami machine and select the Lite Ice Cream function. Allow the process to complete.
  7. Remove pint from machine and check the ice cream's consistency. If it appears crumbly, insert the pint back into the machine and use the Re-spin button. If it's still crumbly after that, add a tablespoon of milk and Re-spin once more.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • I used regular chocolate milk, not fat free.
  • I used regular instant chocolate pudding mix, but sugar free should work fine as well if you prefer that. If you're going to use sugar-free pudding mix, I recommend sticking with regular chocolate milk instead of low-fat or skim.
  • The vanilla extract does not give it a vanilla flavor, but simply enhances the chocolate flavor. If you don't have any on hand, you can leave it out.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.

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overhead close-up view of Ninja Creami copycat Frosty made with chocolate milk, showing how creamy it is.
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